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YouTube: Friend or Foe of the Music Industry?

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

Two related themes have dominated music industry discussions and reporting over the last couple of years. From industry conferences at Canadian Music Week and South by Southwest to reports by the BBC and

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SOCAN Is Begging You: Please Collect Your Live Performance Royalties

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This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Canadian Musician.

By Michael Raine

It seems like a source of great frustration at SOCAN that many songwriters are not bothering to collect their live performance royalties. While most songwriters know SOCAN collects and distributes their performance royalties for

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Streaming Money is Flowing... But Where To?

The article originally appeared in the September/October 2016 issue of Canadian Musician magazine

By Michael Raine

Record labels, music publishers, songwriters, and musicians; these folks are earning money from on-demand streaming services. Combined, they’re earning a lot of money from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play

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Does CanCon Still Make Sense?

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of Canadian Musician

By Michael Raine

Canadian content regulations worked. It’s just an accepted fact, even by many of its critics. CanCon succeeded in creating a music industry and infrastructure where none existed on Jan. 18, 1971, the day

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